This is your one-stop shop for links guiding you to research and data on the young child.
New Crib Safety Standards for 2011...
Please go to the Consumer Product Safety Commission's website to view the new crib safety standards that child care providers will need to be in compliance with by December 20, 2012. For more information, please contact the CPSC's recall hotline at 800-638-2772.
The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) is working on several fronts to help ensure that connections between early childhood, elementary and secondary education, and higher education can create a more seamless pipeline for Missouri students.
P-20 initiatives connect educational systems for increased student performance, greater efficiency, improved outcomes, and smoother pathways throughout a student's career. These factors are of critical importance in a competitive global economy.
Click here for the Partnership's PowerPoint presentation or bibliography of articles discussing the economic impact of childcare.
All 2009 KIDS COUNT data are now available from an easy-to-use online database that allows you to generate custom graphs, maps, and county-by-county profiles. You can also download the entire KIDS COUNT data set as delimited text files.
The focus on children’s development starts at birth and continues through early elementary school. Child Trends examines the multiple dimensions of children’s development, including early language and literacy, social skills and emotions, motivation, general cognition, and physical health and motor skills.
HOW EARLY EXPERIENCES ALTER GENE
EXPRESSION AND SHAPE DEVELOPMENT
A new interactive feature describes and explains in simple terms how early experiences get into the body and change how genes are expressed, with lifelong consequences on developing organs, including the brain. --from Harvard University's Center on the Developing Child.
High-quality child care and early education can build a strong foundation for young children's healthy development and ensure that children have all they need to thrive. This knowledge drives CLASP's work to promote policies that support both child development and the needs of low-income working parents. We support policies that expand resources for child care and early education initiatives at the federal, state, and local levels.
NARA Mission Statement:
The National Women's Law Center is working to improve the quality, affordability, and accessibility of child care, with a special emphasis on ways to expand public and private financing of the changes needed to achieve these goals.